I have been collecting these gorgeous bowls at collectors fairs for a couple of years now, and have 3 of them - pic 1 . I thought they were Kosta Boda Atoll bowls. That is until I bought a lilac one . This is labelled Kosta Boda and I am sure is Atoll. So what are the others? There are no markings, but one has the gluey residue of an oblong label 1.5 cm x 1 cm on the base, whereas the kosta boda label on the lilac one is approx 1 cm square.
Of the 3 bowls I have the blue one I have seen several of, but bought just one, and the red and purple colours I have only ever seen the once (when i bought them) And I don't see any of them very often.
The one with the Kosta Boda label has an almost textured base, adn the colour is opaque in most of the bowl. The 3 transparent ones have a smooth cut and polished base. The 3 clear ones are 10.5 or 4 1.4 inches diameter and 5.5 cm or 2 1/4 inches high. The lilac one with the label is a shade under 7cm or 2 3/4 inches high, and 11.5 cm or 4.5 inches diameter. The hole for the candle is much deeper in the one with the label.
Are they perhaps an earlier version of the Atoll range? If so who was the designer please? Or are they a lookalike from somewhere else? older or newer?
The questions never end do they!